Kwangho Lee: snapshots from Seoul

Current -- Sept 1-5th at The Bakery in San Diego -- unveils Black Whale, a knitted lighting installation by Korean designer Kwangho Lee.

Kwangho shared these photos with us of his inspirations, including some snapshots from Seoul and some from his grandparents' farm in rural Korea. View his photo set at Flickr.

Kwangho's rural upbringing on the farm inspired him to apply traditional hand-crafted techniques (knitting) to otherwise uninspired urban materials (power cables), to create these sculptural lighting installations. His idea is that “works done by hands can bring new meanings and value to the ordinary things.”